Free Picks: Service Plays for Monday February 11
Re: Free Picks: Service Plays for Monday February 11
Carolina +102 over N.Y. ISLANDERS
OT included. The Hurricanes are a game over .500 but probably deserve better after losing two games to Philadelphia in which they outplayed them by a significant margin. They still have two wins over Ottawa, two over the Sabres and one over the Maple Leafs. Three of those four wins were in convincing fashion. Now they catch the Islanders starting their second string goaltender.
The Islanders signed Rick DiPietro to one of the worst contracts in the history of sports. Back in 2006, he signed a 15 year, 67M dollar contract. He has played sparingly ever since because of injuries and ineffectiveness. The Islanders will use him to try and get something out of him but in just one start this year he allowed four goals on 27 shots. This is his second start of the year and not only do we get the superior team, we get a tag back against a little used, back-up goaltender that has shown absolutely nothing for seven years running. The Islanders have dropped four straight while being outscored 14-4 over that span. This one isn’t likely going to end in the Islanders' favor.